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Why moving more can help your mental health

Make your fitness fruitful, for your mental health and wellbeing

Staying active is not just about looking good, it's about feeling good too.

It’s no secret that staying active benefits your long-term physical health, but many probably don’t think about the mental health benefits of moving your body.

Here's 5 ways movement can make you happy.

  1. Exercise increases serotonin levels, leading to improved mood and energy. And if it's outside in the sunshine and nature, you'll get a double dose.

  2. It can also boost your mood and help you sleep better – two major factors for determining your mental wellbeing.

  3. Physical exercise can be a fantastic tool to help you alleviate feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, and more. One study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that running for 15 minutes a day or walking for an hour reduces the risk of major depression by 26%.

  4. Exercising releases feel good hormones called endorphins, which improve your mood and can also help you.

  5. Changing your posture, breathing, and rhythm can all change your brain, thereby reducing stress, depression, and anxiety, and leading to a feeling of well-being.

If you're not a fitness fanatic, don't worry.

Movement can be as simple as walking your dog, playing with your kids, a meditative yoga session or something you enjoy like surfing, hiking with friends or paddle boarding.

So make movement the best part of your day and make some me-time to move more.

Check out the new fruitful fitness range to inspire your new active routine.

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